SUN
PROTECTION

Every day - even in winter or in cloudy weather - skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. UV are responsible for multiple misdeeds within the skin. They are a key culprit in the appearance of signs of ageing: Wrinkles, age spots and sagging. More worryingly, they are responsible for most cases of skin cancer.

YOUR QUESTIONS
OUR ANSWERS

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What is sunscreen SPF?

SPF stands for “sun protection factor”. It relates to your sunscreen’s ability to protect skin against UVB rays which cause burning. The higher the number, the greater the protection. When in the sun, you are recommended to apply a minimum of SPF 30 every 2 hours. A golfball-sized amount is required for the whole body.


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How can I protect my skin from the sun?

Sun exposure puts you at risk of sunburn, as well as the long-term dangers of premature ageing and skin cancer. To stay safe in the sun, seek shade between 11 am and 3 pm, wear a hat, protective clothing and sunglasses. In addition to these measures, generously apply broad-spectrum UVA-UVB sunscreen every 2 hours to any area of exposed skin.


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What is the best sunscreen for sensitive skin?

Some sunscreens can cause unpleasant stinging sensations on sensitive skin. Opt for broad-spectrum UVA-UVB protection that is tested on the most sensitive skin, such as the ANTHELIOS range from the sensitive skin specialist brand La Roche-Posay. All ANTHELIOS products integrate naturally anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water to soothe sensitive skin.


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How can I protect my face from the sun?

To avoid premature ageing or skin cancer, it is important to use daily facial sunscreen. This is all the more important if you are pregnant or using the oral contraceptive pill, as this puts you at risk of “pregnancy mask.” Choose a texture that best suits your skin such as a comfort cream for dry skin, a non-comedogenic gel for oily skin or a fresh mist if you like rubbing cream in.


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How can I protect my skin from the sun without sunscreen?

Dermatologists recommend wearing hats, sunglasses and protective clothing as well as seeking shade when the sun is at its strongest. But sunscreen is at the core of sun protection strategies and cannot be omitted from your routine. ANTHELIOS sunscreens undergo rigorous testing on even the most sensitive skin to ensure total safety.


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NO NEED TO WEAR SUN
PROTECTION WHEN IT'S CLOUDY.

FALSE

Even on a grey and rainy day, skin is exposed to UV rays that will gradually cause the stigmata of photo-ageing to appear. To fully protect your skin, opt for sunscreen every day, not just when it’s warm and sunny. 
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SUN CAN MAKE
YOU AGE PREMATURELY.

TRUE

UVA rays disrupt skin’s inner building blocks such as collagen and elastin fibres. Over time,sun exposure causes a loss of plumpnessand elasticity as well as wrinkles. UVB rays also stimulate patchy and irregular pigment production leadingto dark spots and a sallow complexion. Globally, thesechanges in the skin are known as photo-ageing.
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THE EARLIER A SKIN
CANCER IS DETECTED, THE BETTER.

TRUE

If detected early, 90% of skin cancers are curable. That is why screening is so important Between dermatologistvisits, use [SAVE YOUR SKIN LANDING PAGE] to keep an eye on your moles and those of your loved ones. And of course, make sunscreen a daily non-negotiable to protect your moles and prevent skin cancer.
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CHILDREN ARE MORE
VULNERABLE TO THE SUN.

TRUE

Sun safety is of paramount importance for children, especially when you know that 50 - 80% of UV-related damage occurs beforethe age of 20 years old, and that 1 out of 55 people born in 2008 will one day developa melanoma. But this risk can be drastically reduced with the proper protection
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MOST CASES OF 
MELANOMA ARE PREVENTABLE

The most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma, is one of the most common types of cancer among young people, with women under 30 being particularly affected. The good news is that most skin cancer cases are completely preventable thanks to adequate sun protection in the form of protective clothing, smart sun-behaviours and the right sunscreen.

The following sections offer an overview of key concepts in sun protection: How does sun protection work and why is it so important, and how can you be sure you and your family’s skin is safe? 

You will also learn top tips on skin cancer prevention and guidance on using the ABCDE method to screen your and your loved ones’ moles. 

Plus you’ll find some specific articles on cases of particular sensitivity to the sun, such as sun allergies or damaged skin, as well as pigmentation problems such as melasma (pregnancy mask).

Finally, we also address concerns regarding sun protection and product safety – how safe is your sunscreen for both you and the environment?

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90% of skin cancers are curable, if detected early*. Become a Skin Checker and monitor your and your loved ones’ moles.

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* https://www.euromelanoma.org/intl/node/25 epidemiological fact sheet

OUR SAFETY
COMMITMENTS

Safety standards beyond international cosmetics regulations.

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100% PRODUCTS
ALLERGY TESTED

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One Prerequisite = Zero Allergic reactions
If we detect a single case, we go back to the labs and reformulate
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FORMULA PROTECTION
OVER TIME

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We select the most protective packaging associated with only the necessary preservatives, to guarantee intact tolerance and efficacy over time.
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JUST THE ESSENTIAL,
AT THE RIGHT ACTIVE DOSE

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Developed in collaboration with dermatologist and toxicologist, our products contain only the necessary ingredients, at the right active dose.
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TESTED
ON VERY SENSITIVE
 SKIN

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Our products' tolerance is verified on the most sensitive skin: reactive, allergic, acne-prone, atopic, damaged or weakened by cancer treatments.

DEAR
READERS

The information displayed here is intended for general educational purposes only and should not in any case be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any medical question.